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VOICED! 

We are born blank sheets, but quickly we become something more – how does that happen?

Recognizable family situations are woven together with humor and surprising stories in an informal lecture, music show and stand-up about politics, gender and history.

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The cousins KåreLinda, MayGunnar and RuthOla Ruud travel around with the Awareness Bus to raise awareness. The Ruud klan has found that unconscious expectations help to create our identity. It is time to uncover such expectations to find out who we are and who we can become.

Music, lectures, stand-up, monologues and scenes from family situations are mixed. Provoking information on one hand, surprising stories where gender roles are turned upside down on the other.

BACKROUND

A long-standing commitment to equality and gender perspectives on society is the background of this performance, and Lene Therese Teigen was asked to create this theater performance by the The Centre for Equality in 2011.

 

With a joint commitment for these issues over several years between Lene Therese Teigen and her daughter Ada Hesjevoll, it was only natural that this particular production led to their first professional collaboration.

 

Gender researchers from The Centre for Equality shared their knowledge in practical workshops and through lectures in developing the performance. Several film screenings, specialist books, articles and online knowledge have made the team's acquisition of knowledge very extensive. The actors interviewed people on the street and went on a study trip to the Women's Museum at Kongsvinger. At the anniversary of women's suffrage in Norway, the team visited the Storting and portrayed important figures from the suffrage campaign.

 

This way an entertaining show has been created thorough exploration of themes such as participation in society, the right to vote, freedom of speech, identity and gender.​

In 2015, the performance visited Cape Town, South Africa, during the Women Playwrights International Conference, then in an English version, and with the actor Francesco Nassimbeni from Cape Town in several roles.

TEAM

LENE THERESE TEIGEN
Consept, text, director
ADA HESJEVOLL
Scenography, costumes, video design. 
TOV RAMSTAD
Light design, music

INGER JOHANNE BYHRING

Light design
HALLDIS HOAAS
Dramaturg
CECILIE LUNDSHOLT
ANDERS RUMMELHOFF
ELISABET TOPP

Creating actors

PREMIERE
2011

IN COLLABORATION WITH

Teater Innlandet, Turnéorganisasjonen for Hedmark and The Centre for Equality

SUPPORTED BY

Dramatikkens Hus, Fritt Ord, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere og Hedmark Fylkeskommune.

TRANSLATION

English
 

PUBLICATIONS

Fact booklet
 

REVIEWS

"The performance was an enjoyable drop of brain activity, where we got an insight into fascinating research results and other curiosities around gender and identity."

Oppland Arbeiderblad 18.11.2013

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